DOH update: Influenza A(H1N1) cases now at 428

Update 47

21 June 2009

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III today reported that 64 more A (H1N1) patients have fully recovered, now making the total sum of cases who fully recovered to 339. This number represents 79% of the total confirmed cases reported since May 21.

Duque also disclosed that there are 36 more confirmed A (H1N1) cases recorded today. These new additional cases bring the total number of (mild) confirmed cases to 428.

Duque said that all of these new confirmed cases are mild in nature.

The new 36 mild confirmed cases involved 15 males and 21 females. The age range is 2-59 years old, with 17 as median age.

Duque noted that 34 of the cases are Filipinos, while the remaining two are foreigners. He added that 6 of the new cases have a history of travel to a country affected with the novel virus.

Duque said that all of these new patients are responding positively to their treatments.

Duque continued to remind the public that the simplest ways to avoid getting the flu are to wash hands thoroughly and to cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, respectively.

Meanwhile, as of June 19, the World Health Organization reported 44,287 cases with 180 deaths from 90 reporting countries.


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